Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait - Engineer Mommy
Apr 182017
 

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When it comes to my list of morning essentials, coffee ranks pretty high! In fact, once I get out of bed, I typically head right to the kitchen and prepare myself some coffee. Sometimes I prefer an iced cold-brew coffee, sometimes I prefer a nice hot mug of coffee, and sometimes I prefer a coffee smoothie! Regardless of how I prepare it, recently I have really been enjoying Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla coffee paired with International Delight Simply Pure Caramel coffee creamer. Today, I will sharing the recipe for a delicious, decadent beverage: a Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait! Perfect as a breakfast drink or a treat any time of the day, this parfait is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

As an on-the-go entrepreneur and busy mom of two young kids, my days are generally quite busy. I find that my mornings (as long as I wake up early enough) are some of the quietest, slowest periods of the day. I really enjoy getting up 30 minutes before everyone else in the morning and having some time for myself. I usually like to look at my calendar during this time and create my daily to-do list. After going over my tasks for the day, I typically like to squeeze in a short 20 minute workout in the morning to jump-start my metabolism for the day. Finally, I prepare breakfast and enjoy my coffee! If you’re also a fan of coffee and chocolate, then you will love this recipe for a Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait!

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

 

Before I get to the recipe, I want to share a fabulous promotion going on at Stop & Shop right now! This digital coupon offer is available from 4/7-4/28: buy 1 of the participating coffee brands (Café Bustelo, Dunkin’ Donuts or Folgers) PLUS 1 of the participating 32oz coffee creamers (International Delight or International Delight Simply Pure) and you will save $3! Click here for the coupon! Simply load your store rewards card with the coupon! Talk about convenient savings!

Now, let’s get to the recipe. First, let’s start by gathering our ingredients for the bottom layer of the parfait: the chocolate chia seed pudding. Gather chia seeds, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and milk. For the exact quantities of ingredients, look for the recipe card toward the end of this post.

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait


To prepare the chia seed pudding, simply place the chia seeds, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and milk inside a glass. Whisk together until uniform and place in the refrigerator to chill overnight. When it comes out of the fridge, the chia seeds will have absorbed the liquid and the mixture will be gelatinous.
*Tip: If you’re in a rush, you can totally let this sit in the fridge for just a few hours- the final texture may be a bit runnier, though.

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait


The chia seed pudding will be the first layer of this parfait. The next layer will be some delicious coffee: Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla coffee topped with International Delight Simply Pure Caramel coffee creamer. By the way, notice how I set up this coffee station in my kitchen. It holds all my essentials for making a delicious cup of coffee in one spot: coffee, sweetener, cocoa powder, cinnamon and more. I put the cocoa powder and cinnamon inside glass salt & pepper jars. I also added a cute coffee-inspired canvas to this corner of my kitchen!

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait


I brewed Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla coffee and I love the fact that every cup is consistently delicious (whether I’m picking up the coffee from the store or making it at home from ground beans). Keep an eye out for all the different flavors available, including Original, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Blueberry Muffin, Jelly Donut, Vanilla Cupcake and more!
*TIP: For the best coffee flavor, use cold, filtered water in a clean coffeemaker. Aim for one full tablespoon of ground coffee per 6 ounces of water- add more or less depending on your desired strength.

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait


Dunkin’ Donuts coffee is rich & smooth and it’s just awesome everyday coffee. To add a delicious caramel flavor, I poured in some International Delight Simply Pure Caramel coffee creamer. This wonderfully delicious creamer is really perfect for consumers who enjoy an awesome coffee experience, and it’s definitely one of my must-haves for my morning coffee! Check out the different flavors available, including caramel, vanilla and sweet & creamy.

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

I love the beautiful swirls of color that this coffee creamer adds to my drink. Simply Pure creamers are made with real milk, cream and sugar. They are simply delicious!

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait


Now, it’s time to set up the parfaits. Gather three tall clear glasses. Fill the bottom third with the chia seed pudding.

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait


Add the coffee layer next.

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait


Finally, place a dollop of frozen whipped topping over the coffee layer.

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait


Sprinkle a dash of cocoa powder on top.

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait


As an optional garnish, you may also add some slivered almonds and chocolate-flavored coconut chips. I’m absolutely in love with the crunch that these add to the parfait!

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait


On a dreary morning, getting out of bed is easy when you can start your day with one of these babies, am I right?

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait


One of these parfaits is ideal as a decadent snack or a part of a nutritious breakfast. The combination of sweet french vanilla coffee, tasty chocolate chia seed pudding and creamy whipped topping is pure perfection!

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait


Each spoonful of this parfait is guaranteed to awaken your taste buds!

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait


Want to save this drink idea? Print out this recipe card so you can easily add these ingredients to your next shopping list!

Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait
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328 calories
32 g
14 g
18 g
10 g
8 g
223 g
120 g
19 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
223g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328
Calories from Fat 155
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
27%
Saturated Fat 8g
38%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 14mg
5%
Sodium 120mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 32g
11%
Dietary Fiber 8g
32%
Sugars 19g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
33%
Iron
13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 tablespoon Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla ground coffee
  2. 1 tablespoon International Delight Simply Pure Caramel coffee creamer
  3. 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  4. 5 ounces milk
  5. 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 1/3 cup frozen whipped topping
  8. cocoa powder, for sprinkling
  9. slivered almonds, for garnishing (optional)
  10. chocolate coconut chips, for garnishing (optional)
Instructions
  1. 1. To prepare the chia seed layer, combine the chia seeds, milk, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Store in refrigerator overnight.
  2. 2. To prepare the coffee layer, brew the coffee and top with the creamer.
  3. 3. Fill a tall, clear glass with the chia seed pudding (after it has set in the refrigerator).
  4. 4. Pour the coffee with creamer on top.
  5. 5. Place a dollop of frozen whipped topping over the coffee layer.
  6. 6. Top with cocoa powder.
  7. 7. Add a few slivered almonds & coconut chips on top for decoration. (optional)
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Look for Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla coffee and International Delight Simply Pure Caramel coffee creamer at your local Stop & Shop store. And don’t forget to save money with this digital coupon offer at Stop & Stop.
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17 Responses to “Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait”

  1. That sounds like an awesome treat. I could easily have one of these every day!!

  2. OK I am going to have to make this next time some friends pop around as I think they would absolutely love them!

  3. I have a friend who would probably try making this. We don’t drink coffee in our home but the chocolate and chia seeds we have on hand all the time.

  4. That looks SOOO good! I add Chia seeds to just about everything! I love the health benefits and this drink would be a perfect way to wake up in the morning!

  5. I am all about slipping chia seeds into breakfast! I like to sprinkle it on my yogurt in the morning!

  6. I love coffee. Coffee also goes well with chocolate but I am not sure with chia seed but I have to try this. I have this weird taste in my tongue right now.

  7. This sounds really good! Chocolate and coffee go so well together and chia seeds are a real superfood.

  8. This looks amazing! I was just trying to think of some different ways I could have parfaits that didn’t include fruits, because I have about worn myself out with fruit parfaits. This looks quick, easy and delicious!

  9. This looks delicious. I have heard really good things about Chia pudding but this makes it look even more delicious.

  10. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make a Chocolate, Coffee & Chia Seed Parfait.

  11. That parfait looks so light and airy…such a great treat. I love the flavor combo as well…can’t go wrong with chocolate and coffee if you ask me!

  12. This parfait gets better and better towards the bottom of the glass! I am saving your recipe and getting the ingredients together so I can whip one up for myself!

  13. Nothing can get better than this! OMG. I love everything you put in there. The chia seeds for the healthy benefits, the coffee plus Simply Pure creamer for that energy kick, and finishing off with slivered almonds and frozen whipped topping! Yum. I’m saving this recipe and making this for my family this weekend!

  14. This chocolate, coffee, and chia seed parfait looks delicious. We love anything coffee in my family and this would make for a perfect dessert for us for sure. I will have to make these for sure. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

  15. I wouldn’t have thought of using chia seeds for pudding. But this parfait does look yummy. I might have to try and make it sometime soon.

  16. This sounds so good. Coffee and chocolate are two of my favorites. I am very interested in chia seeds, been hearing some good stuff about them. Definitely making this soon.

  17. Wow, these look so sweet and tasty. I be my hubby would like them!

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